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A language barrier can make it impossible to communicate effectively, thwarting your therapy experience from the start. Good communication between you and your therapist is key to success in therapy.

If Swahili is your native language and you feel most comfortable expressing yourself in that language, you should seek therapy from a bilingual therapist or a Swahili-speaking therapist. Whether you are located in downtown Chula Vista, Eastlake Vistats, Golf Course, Northwest, or even Rancho Del Rey, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Ways a Language Barrier Can Hinder Therapy

Here are several ways that a language barrier can decrease the effectiveness of therapy and counseling:

  • It can cause a misdiagnosis based on an insufficient understanding of your symptoms.
  • Your therapist may misunderstand statements or cultural factors important to your health.
  • Without good communication, you may not fully understand the therapist’s treatment plan.

Due to the above reasons, it’s in your best interest to see a therapist who speaks your native language. We also encourage you to read licensed therapist Meredith Walker’s article to learn about additional things to consider when choosing a therapist.

See a Therapist Who Speaks Your Native Language Today!

Licensed Swahili-speaking therapists are available to get to know you, pinpoint your issues, and create a plan to get you on track toward a happier life. With Mental Health Match, finding a qualified bilingual therapist is easy! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Maura Merritt
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Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.


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Explore the thoughts and behaviors that are causing you to get caught in negative patterns and figure out ways to create more helpful patterns. We will explore your values, beliefs, and what makes you unique so we can help you thrive.

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I use CBT techniques and teach DBT skills. CBT involves exploring how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors effect each other to create maladaptive patterns. DBT skills focus on emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and relationship skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sexual Orientation
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Dr. Anissa York
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engage in a thorough clinical assessment that gathers information related to your identity, history, and relationships. This will help guide our work, increase understanding of patterns, find new ways of functioning, and build on coping strategies.


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engage in a thorough clinical assessment that gathers information related to your identity, history, and relationships. This will help guide our work, increase understanding of patterns, find new ways of functioning, and build on coping strategies.

Something to know about my approach is:

My work is rooted in evidence-based treatment and is led by respect, collaboration, empowerment, and relational connection. I have an identity-honoring approach that seeks to decrease tough emotional experiences while addressing current challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression Management
  • Family of Origin
  • Identity Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Larissa Hul-Galasek
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Be curious about where you are at, what brought you here, what needs to change and how to implement that change. I make therapy accessible and start with where you are right now.


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Be curious about where you are at, what brought you here, what needs to change and how to implement that change. I make therapy accessible and start with where you are right now.

Something to know about my approach is:

People who work with me are looking for something more than traditional talk therapy because I incorporate creative ways of exploring and deepening understanding including body awareness, movement, art making, music, and writing into sessions.

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  • Anxiety
  • Bisexuality
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • Climate change stress
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • COVID related issues
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life changes
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Liz Fuhro
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Through self-discovery, we will identify goals for therapy, challenge limiting beliefs, and learn to adopt new serving beliefs and reactions to achieve those goals. If needed, we will also work together to explore and change maladaptive behaviors.


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Through self-discovery, we will identify goals for therapy, challenge limiting beliefs, and learn to adopt new serving beliefs and reactions to achieve those goals. If needed, we will also work together to explore and change maladaptive behaviors.

Something to know about my approach is:

I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding and work to adopt new attitudes and feelings and challenge limiting beliefs. My treatment approach is personalized through collaboration to meet each clients unique needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Binge Eating
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Empaths/HSPs
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Narcissist recovery
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-love
  • Self Understanding
  • Social Anxiety
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Liz Fuhro remote and phone therapy in California, Missouri
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Jimena Picciano
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Work to help you move forward to a more fulfilling life, a life you deserve.


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Work to help you move forward to a more fulfilling life, a life you deserve.

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My work focuses on discovering and understanding the causes of your personal difficulties and re-work them in the therapeutic relationship. Talking therapy can help you open up about your thoughts, feelings and emotions.

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  • Acculturation Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Low motivation
  • Relationship Distress
  • Trauma
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